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Reoccurring Problem With Bath Sealant

Postby diyapprentice2020 » Sun May 10, 2020 5:30 pm

Hello,

If anyone could offer their thoughts on a bath sealant problem I'm having I'd be very grateful.

Basically, the sealant around my (acrylic) bath tub keeps on loosening. Under the tiles I have a wooden floor, and I think that the sealant is shifting whenever someone has a bath and there's weight pressure. When water goes onto the sealant, it's now coming through the gaps and dripping onto the kitchen which is below. This has worried me as it's been dripping onto my boiler and through the LED light fittings.

I've tried putting an extra layer of sealant on, but when someone gets a bath the cracks emerge again.

Thanks in advance for any ideas anyone is able to share!
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Postby stoneyboy » Mon May 11, 2020 9:38 pm

Hi diyapprentice2020
Sounds like the bath is not stable.
Remove the front panel and fit timber packets tightly under the bath, make sure they rest on joists below.
I'm assuming your bathroom floor is sound, if it bounces when you jump up and down on it you will have to address this issue first.
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Postby diyapprentice2020 » Tue May 12, 2020 9:21 am

Thank you for sharing this helpful advice!
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